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Ultimate Red Centre Heli Adventure

Start your Red Centre Heli Adventure in Alice Springs with an aerial tour over Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges, Simpsons Gap and Mt Gillen during your stay in Alice Springs. Experience the early morning air as you witness sunrise at Uluru together with the spectacular Field of Light display. Another heli adventure awaits here as you fly over majestic Uluru and Kata Tjuta during your stay at the iconic Ayers Rock Resort.

Inclusions


  • 3 night stay in Alice Springs (split stay)
  • Spirit of Mt Gillen Helicopter Tour (approx 20 mins)
  • Return Alice Springs to Uluru transfers
  • 3 night stay at the Ayers Rock Resort
  • Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta Helicopter Experience (approx 25 mins)
  • 3 Day National Park Entry Fee


Accommodation options:


Option 1

  • 3 night stay in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs in a Guest Room (split stay) including:
    • Daily breakfast
    • DoubleTree cookie per person
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Late checkout to 1pm
  • 3 nights stay at the Desert Gardens at Ayers Rock Resort including:
    • Free Return Ayers Rock Airport Transfers
    • Free Indigenous Activities Program
    • Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Free parking


Option 2

  • 3 night stay in Alice Springs at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs in a Guest Room (split stay) including:
    • Daily breakfast
    • Free WiFi
  • 3 night stay at Sails in the Desert at the Ayers Rock Resort including:
    • Free Return Ayers Rock Airport Transfers
    • Free Indigenous Activities Program
    • Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Free parking


Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking. If you are booking your own flights this package begins and ends in Alice Springs.


6 nights from:
NT Now price

$1,729pp

Mates Rates price

$1,429pp


Valued up to:

$2,275pp

Offer ends:
30 Jul 2021

For travel 1 September 2021 until 31 March 2022. Pricing based on DoubleTree Alice Springs / Desert Gardens and travel from 1-4 November 2021 & 25 November – 10 December 2021, seasonal supplements apply outside these dates.

Choose your travel option


Itinerary


Accommodation:


Crowne Plaza® brand to Alice Springs – the town in Australia’s “Red Centre”. Nestled under the MacDonnell Ranges and is just a few minutes from Alice Springs CBD and 10 minutes from the Alice Springs Airport. Adjacent to key Alice Springs visitor attractions such as Alice Springs Convention Centre and the casino, Crowne Plaza® Alice Springs Lasseters is one of the town’s largest hotel, offering guests quality, convenient accommodation. The hotel offers 205 guest rooms in addition to a great variety of facilities and amenities including the beautiful resort pool, spa and sauna, state of the art fitness centre, casual dining in Tali a la carte restaurant and access to a variety of food and beverage options within the Lasseters casino including the Goat & Bucket, the Juicy Rump, Tempo, Casbah and the Juicy Sports lounge.


OR


Enjoy exploring the wonders of the unique city of Alice Springs while based at the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs which boasts stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Your spacious room will offer luxurious bedding, modern interiors and internet access as well as a late check-out. For those who enjoy being active the hotel provides a 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool which overlooks the lush garden landscape. Golfing-enthusiasts need not worry as there is an 18-hole golf course located just next door.


OR


Imagine waking up to a sunrise view of Uluru, blazing red under a sunny Outback sky. Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the Desert Gardens Hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Once you've satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door. All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & information centre and cafés located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.


OR


In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool. Sails in the Desert's stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.



What to do:


After taking off you will soar over Alice Springs township before making your way to the famous West MacDonnell Ranges to marvel at the breathtaking Simpsons Gap. On the way back you will discover Mt Gillen, steeped in Aboriginal Legend of the ancient Dog Spirit “Uk-nool-ya”.


Make sure you see it all while you are here on this once in a lifetime trip by combining the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one unforgettable flight. This helicopter tour will showcase Uluru & Kata Tjuta, Kata which means ‘many heads, a sacred place relating to knowledge that is considered very powerful. It is made up of a group of 36 conglomerate rock domes the highest of which stands 198 meters taller than Uluru and dates back 500 million years. With the vast spread of domes and restrictions due to sacred sites, access from ground based touring is restricted to over 75% of Kata Tjuta. Ensure that you don’t miss out on seeing the entire formation by taking a ride in one of our helicopters, combined with viewing Uluru we are sure you will be left with memorable memories and photographs that will last you a lifetime.


Never has an early morning start been more rewarding. The silent morning air that encompasses the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is filled with gasps and amazed ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ as the first group to wander through the desert paths are met by four acres of flowing fibre optics lights. With the majestic Uluru in the background, begin to fall into silence as you take in what is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience. These otherworldly spheres of light are internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest art installation, Field of Light, and his largest to date, with him and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.


Package terms


On sale until 30 July 2021. For travel 1 September 2021 until 31 March 2022. Pricing based on DoubleTree Alice Springs / Desert Gardens and travel from 1-4 November 2021 & 25 November – 10 December 2021, seasonal supplements apply outside these dates. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 1 June 2021 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on per person twin share. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.


*Mates Rates offer must be booked within the campaign period of 29 May – 30 September 2021 and applies to select marked packages only (view eligible packages here). Travel must occur from 1 September 2021 and by, or on, 30 April 2022. Discounts will apply as follows based on the original NT Now pricing to a maximum of $1000 off per person. Spend $500-$999 per person, receive $200 off person. Spend $1000-$1999 per person, receive $300 off person. Spend $2000-$2999 per person, receive $400 off person. Spend $3000-$3999 per person, receive $600 off person. Spend $4000-$4999 per person, receive $800 off per person. Spend $5000 or more, receive a maximum of $1000 off per person. The Mates Rates price is listed. Intra-Territory travel by NT residents is eligible. Standard NT Now conditions apply.